Capitals visit Florida Panthers in NHL clash

Washington CapitalsFlorida Panthers
Feb 17, 7:30 PM | BankAtlantic Center

Washington Capitals vs Florida Panthers Odds

28-23-5TEAM RECORD27-18-11

The Florida Panthers will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Washington Capitals invade BankAtlantic Center on Friday.

The Panthers bring a 27-18-11 record to the battle against the 28-23-5 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Florida go 23-26-7 so far and the Capitals go 29-25-2.

View Washington vs Florida Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers opened the Panthers as -140 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Capitals, who rate a No. 21 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Florida's No. 21-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Panthers powerplay has clicked at a 19.1% rate while the Capitals have a 80.1% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Washington was a 5-3 loser at home against the Sharks. Bettors on San Jose at -118 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Panthers were a 6-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at +115 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing San Jose are 3-3-1
After a loss are 5-5

Florida Panthers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing NY Rangers are 5-5
After playing Ottawa are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Capitals at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Florida
Washington is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing Florida
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington's last 12 games on the road
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 6 games at home
Florida is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Tampa Bay, Saturday, February 18
Florida home to Anaheim, Sunday, February 19

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